By Humberto Nagera
The libido idea is among the significant components of curiosity in psychoanalysis. Freud’s insights during this box were commonly utilized and utilized by psychoanalysts, grownup and baby psychiatrists, psychologists, educationalists, specialists on baby improvement and social workers.
They have thrown mild at the general and irregular features of sexual improvement from early life to maturity and at the position performed by way of sexual improvement in neurotic disturbances. extra they've got made attainable an realizing of the advanced box of sexual perversions.
Originally released in 1969, during this quantity the reader will locate twenty-four simple psychoanalytic recommendations in regards to the libido idea together with oral erotism, anal erotism, phallic erotism, genital erotism, the Oedipus complicated of the woman, the Oedipus advanced of the boy, autoerotism, narcissism, masochism, sadism and bisexuality.
As within the different volumes during this sequence, the historic improvement of every idea and references to Freud’s works are sincerely given in order that scholars and students can pursue any element of distinct interest.
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The handing over of faeces for the sake of (out of love for) someone else becomes a prototype of castration; it is the first occasion upon which an individual parts with a piece of his own body in order to gain the favour of some other person whom he loves. So that a person’s love of his own penis, which is in other respects narcissistic, is not without an element of anal erotism. “ Faeces” , “ baby” , “ penis” thus form a unity, an unconscious concept (sit venia verbo)— the concept, namely, of “ a little one” that can become separated from one’s body.
The child knows no money apart from what is given him— no money acquired and none inherited of his own. , Vol. j , p. 186. , Vol. 17, p. 84. 51 T H E L I B I D O T HE OR Y substance to the new one which he comes across as the most valuable gift in life . n The passage goes on to describe how the wish for the baby emerges from this as does the equation of faeces with penis— this is later described as follows: ‘We have been able to study transformations of instinct and similar processes particularly in anal erotism, the excitations arising from the sources of the erotogenic anal zone, and we were surprised at the multiplicity of uses to which these instinctual impulses are put.
Definition An erotogenic zone ‘is a part of the skin or mucous membrane in which stimuli of a certain sort evoke a feeling of pleasure possessing a particular quality. There can be no doubt that the stimuli which produce the pleasure are governed by special conditions, though we do not know what those are. A rhythmic character must play a part among them and the analogy of tickling is forced upon our notice.. . There are predestined erotogenic zones, as is shown by the example of sucking. The same example, however, also shows us that any other part of the skin or mucous membrane can take over the functions of an erotogenic zone, and must therefore have some aptitude in that direction.
Basic Psychoanalytic Concepts on the Libido Theory by Humberto Nagera